1) The accuracy of these apps is by far not high enough for a reliable identification of a star. Laymen in particular will therefore not be able to clearly identify the constellations by using these apps. Universe2go uses a special method, which enables you to reliably identify the correct star and the constellation.
2) Other apps show the constellations much smaller than they appear in the sky. Moreover, the natural brightness of the stars appears much different to the way they are displayed on the screen. This also contributes to the fact, that the laymen will hardly be able to find a constellation. With Universe2go this is child’s play, because the constellation lines are visible between the real stars.
3) Universe2go has a digital zoom, which automatically magnifies many cosmic objects, are even in 3D! This creates a special ambience and enables an impressive experience.
4) Augmented reality: With Universe2go, you get a view of the actual night sky and not on a display. The view of the actual stars is augmented with a lot of virtual information that is directly added to your field of vision. The stars and constellations, for example, have connecting lines, and the names of the constellations pass right before your eyes. You don’t have to switch your gaze between the display and sky and then match up the information yourself – you recognise everything immediately, at just a glance.
5) 50° field of view: At outstretched arm’s length, with most star chart apps, you have a field of view of, on average, 15°. Look through the Universe2go star glasses, and you will see a field of view of 50°.
6) Audio guide: Universe2go offers more than 3 hours of audio material about constellations, stars, planets and deep-sky objects. You will discover the sky and simply enjoy what the planetarium tells you.
7) 3D: Only with these glasses, will you be able to see images in 3D. Apps without star glasses cannot create three-dimensional images.